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MIKTA – Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, Australia

MIKTA Statement on Natural Disasters in Australia, 24 March 2022

We, the Foreign Ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Türkiye and Australia – comprising MIKTA – are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and damage caused by the flooding in New South Wales and Queensland in Australia since early March.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and wish a speedy recovery to all those affected. We stand in full solidarity with the Government and the people of Australia in the aftermath of these natural disasters.

As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense all around the planet, we underscore the urgent global need to build resilience against the adverse effects of climate change and disaster risks and reaffirm our support to climate action.

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